Buyers pay 9%-13% more for high-performance homes.

Before you design a new home or remodel an existing one, consider investing in energy efficiency appliances. You'll save energy and money, and your home will be more comfortable and durable. ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers use about 25% less energy and 40% less water than regular washers and dryers use 20% less energy.

It is possible to achieve as much as a 30% reduction in cooling and heating costs with landscape planning. Landscaping can reduce direct sun from striking and heating up building surfaces. It can prevent reflected light carrying heat into a house from the ground or other surfaces. By reducing wind velocity, an energy conserving landscape slows air leakage in a house. Additionally, the shade created by trees and the effect of grass and shrubs will reduce air temperatures adjoining the house and provide evaporative cooling.

This is a roof which has been designed to support plant life in some form.  There are several different types of green roofs ranging from extensive, intensive or biodiverse.

Green roofs form a layer of insulations for the home and use less energy to both heat and cool homes. Studies show green roofs can reduce cooling costs by 25% during the summer months alone.

When it comes to living a green lifestyle, home is where it starts. 

Changing the game in real estate from just a sales transaction,

to a sustainable way of life. 

THE BASICS TO GREENING YOUR HOME

Aerators can be easily installed and can reduce the water use at a faucet by as much as 60 percent while still maintaining a strong flow. More efficient kitchen and bathroom faucets that use only 2 gallons of water per minute–unlike standard faucets, which use 3 to 5 gallons per minute.

ENERGY STAR certified LED lightbulbs use 90% less energy and lasts up to 25 times longer.  Saving you money on your light bill and the cost of buying new bulbs so frequently.  Don't forget to recycle your light bulbs at your local Home Depot as they are very toxic to our environment.

Does your home have any green features that increases the overall value?

Thanks to recent improvements in insulation and compressors, today's appliances use much less energy than older models. With an ENERGY STAR certified appliance, you can maximize your energy and dollar savings without sacrificing the features you want.

Installing a new A/C will set you up with the latest energy efficient models that consume less energy. A programmable thermostat is ideal for people who are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week. Save 20%-40% on cooling bills.

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